Eleven young people aged 16 to 19 from Paris were arrested on Tuesday. Three of them were placed in pre-trial detention and two under judicial supervision.
They targeted their victims of Chinese origin and followed them to their homes to steal: five young people were indicted Friday in Bobigny for robberies with organized gang violence "committed because of ethnicity", a- we learned Saturday at the prosecutor's office.
Three of them were placed in pre-trial detention and two under judicial supervision, the source said.
Six young people were left free. On Tuesday, the police arrested eleven young people aged 16 to 19 from Paris. Six of them were left free following their custody. They were suspected of having committed a dozen violent attacks in Aubervilliers, where 10,000 people from China work on the first European textile import-export platform, and in other municipalities of Seine-Saint-Denis.
They stole "everything they could". The young people involved acted in a very specific way: "They put themselves at the exit of restaurants frequented by the Asian community in Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis, or at the exit of stores in the wholesalers' area" in Aubervilliers said Anouck Fourmigué, the commissioner of the city north of Paris, who led the investigation. They followed their victims "to their homes" where they "attacked them violently" and stole "everything they could," she added.
In 2016, Chaolin Zhang, a 49-year-old Chinese fashion designer, died in Aubervilliers after a robbery. After his death, thousands of people marched through the streets of Paris and Aubervilliers to denounce the "anti-Asian racism".